Easily accessible within an hour of Merseyside, North Wales is a beautiful neighbour with an abundance of nature to enjoy. From picturesque coastlines to tranquil lakes and from majestic mountains to magical forests, North Wales is a perfect destination for those wishing to relax and escape the tribulations of day to day life. In this article, La Vida Liverpool brings you our Top 5 North Wales Hotels for your consideration the next time you fancy a drive across the border for a country retreat.

5. Ruthin Castle Hotel

Situated in the quaint and historic market town of Ruthin, Ruthin Castle Hotel & Spa offers luxury accommodation with a regal twist. Take a walk around the Castle grounds and gardens as peacocks roam free or relax in the spa or one of the grandiose lounges — this hotel is ideal for those seeking respite in a charming environment.

The hotel is oozing with character and is very popular for weddings, as well as medieval banquets. On the subject of food, Bertie’s restaurant within the castle provides fine dining in a most spectacular dining room. Ruthin Castle isn’t as expensive as it sounds either — if you search for offers and deals online, you can find some very reasonable offers with extras thrown in.

4. Pale Hall Hotel

Pale Hall Hotel is a spectacular country house hotel situated just outside Bala in the beautiful Dee Valley. Its woodland garden leads onto the banks of the river and Snowdonia national park is right on its doorstep. Pale Hall is revered for its fine dining, with a Michelin background, and many people visit for this reason alone. Internally, the décor is sheer elegance, whilst the exterior offers acres of beauty and stunning mountain views. Pale Hall is an ideal option for those seeking a stately retreat.

3. Hotel Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth

On the west coast of North Wales you’ll find the picturesque village of Portmeirion — steeped in history, alive with colour and picture postcard perfect. Portmeirion plays host to the wonderful Festival No.6 and is a place of magic and wonder. Hotel Portmeirion and its sister, Castell Deudraeth, offer sumptuous accommodation within this beautiful village, with self catering cottages and a spa providing additional options. The location really sells it for these twin hotels and makes a stay here an unforgettable experience.

2. Chateau Rhianfa Hotel

This Grade II listed French-style chateau near Menai Bridge in Anglesey is the epitome of romance. The charming and elegant building overlooks the Menai Straights and boasts breathtaking views of Snowdonia, whilst offering quirky and charismatic rooms. The collection of dining rooms, featuring Le Dragon Rouge (Welsh cuisine with a French twist) and the atmospheric Wine Caves, offer guests excellence and variety. It’s comes as no surprise that this venue is popular for weddings.

1. Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel has everything. Take a rural drive around the rugged banks of Lake Vyrnwy and you’ll finally arrive at the majestic and timeless Victorian country house. Overlooking the lake, surrounded by pine trees and miles away from the stresses of everyday life, Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa is our number one choice for an escape to North Wales. The hotel has character, beauty and elegance and if you visit do try to book a lake view room.

The award winning Tower Restaurant offers fine dining, whilst the spa has access to a beautiful lake view terrace. The hotel also has an adjacent pub, The Last Grouse, and there are plenty of activities for those seeking adventure. You may opt for a walk or cycle around the lake or take part in fly fishing, water sports or clay pigeon shooting. Whatever you decide to do at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, you will leave feeling like you’ve truly escaped to a different world.


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